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Offline karajorma

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What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
It struck me just now that we don't have a thread like the What are you playing now? thread we have in the gaming forum where people can tell us which Freespace mod or campaigns they are playing right now. For most of us it's just not worth digging out the release thread if you just want to replay something like Homesick again. So instead, now you can post here and give the creators some recognition when you go back to play something for the 20th time. :)

Feel free to give the TC's like WoD or Diaspora some love too.




I'll go first. I've just finished replaying the main FS2 campaign for the first time in years. Interestingly, unlike last time I replayed I found the game to not be that difficult. I managed to get through the campaign on medium without any major problems. Funnily enough, the times I died weren't on missions I remember as being particularly difficult. I also failed to get out of Cappella twice before the nova hit for some strange reason (I can only remember actually failing once before that, and that was the first time I ever played).

I died twice on Feint, Parry, Riposte. Okay the first time was my own damn fault for being greedy, I tried to sneak in a few shots on the Repulse so that I'd get the kill for it even though I was damaged and took AAA to the face for my troubles!. Similarly I died on Lion's Den when I decided to get much closer to the Shivan Commn Node than I really should have and got hit for a home run. Then I replayed and did it again.

In fact now that I think about it, I only got shot down by enemy fighters once in the whole campaign. Most of my deaths involved derping into large objects! I guess I'm a bigger believer in "Ram them until they give up!" than I thought.

Anyway, now I'm off to play BtA.
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Offline Nyctaeus

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
Venice Mirror
Why? Cuz it's good! Storyline without significant holes, cool modpack and music, crazy missions with fighterbeam... Overall, TheHound managed to make enjoyable campaign of acceptable lengts. I guess some missions need minor tweaks, our main fighter is just too fast... Etc. But if you didn't play already guys, do it. It's worth it.

And yeah... I recently started to play this :P. Why the hell I agreed on releasing something that long? To be honest I have no idea. Lots of missions should be designed from scratch, because they are too big, with tons of directives and lack of general flow... But some of them, like Seek and Destroy are pearls. In addon, I think SG is still one of the best looking mod ever released here, despite aging models and other stuff. I found it kinda funny to replay your own project that used to be "cool" for you few years ago.
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I haven't played FreeSpace at all for a while now :(

 

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I recently played the demo campaign a few times, for some reason.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
Windmills.   Can't get enough of it.

 

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I recently played the demo campaign a few times, for some reason.

Funnily enough I've been talking with others about the demo and FS2_Open recently. So that's definitely something interesting.
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
Got around to play The Aftermath Reborn some time ago. While it starts... slowly, and there is some dumb stuff in two first acts (like a base with billions of metric tons of experimental vessels guarded by a single fighter), later it gets really intense and interesting. One of the best features of gameplay is the approach to Shivan numbers: there's really a lot of them, being swarmed is very literal there.

But it could use any reliable interceptor fighter in most of the missions, absolute maximum of 140m/s is pretty... hurting.
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I've put most of my FS activities on hold for now, I haven't started any playthrough in a while, although BtA is currently on the top of my ToPlay list.

Outside of playthoughs, I've been playing bits of FS2, BP, JAD, Diaspora and my own mod, which leads me to :
I found it kinda funny to replay your own project that used to be "cool" for you few years ago.

 

Offline Novachen

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I do not think, that it is actually "playing".

Because i translate them into german, i am playing through single Between the Ashes: Slaves of Chaos and FreeSpace Port missions from time to time right after a translation to see if everything is alright with it. Especially the former needs some checking because it relies heavily on subtitle-sexps and strings in scripts.
Also some testing of the few already nearly finished missions of a Freespace 2 reimagening i created myself.


The last time i really played Freespace... that is a while back. As far as i remember, that was for my video playthrough on Insane of the then new released Dusk Wars Act 2.

Unfortunately i did not play soo much space games in general lately. Only for my space combat video channel sometimes. That is indeed the best bet for me, that i will play Freespace more regulary in the future again. Next to the translated campaigns of course.
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Offline Sushi

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I haven't played FreeSpace at all for a while now :(

Likewise, for a couple of reasons:

1. I've played it to death already.
2. Once you've gotten under the hood with modding/coding, it's very very difficult to sit back and just enjoy the game for what it is. You're always thinking about how you could fix up X to be better / more to taste.

This has (apparently) not stopped me from occasional lurking. :p

 

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I felt the same way you did Sushi but recently I went back and replayed the main FS2 campaign again and it got back into playing the game again.
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I just replayed through Frontlines: 2334. Really well-designed shieldless missions, meaning they're fun, but at no point was I particularly frustrated about the difficulty of not having shields. It's like the first few missions of FS1, but hard enough to be fun. I think my favorite mission was Heralds, where you fly the Valkyrie.


 

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I wanted to try out "Aerilon is Burning" but found that i could not even remember how to launch!  Now I am re-playing Shattered Armistice, and will play Aerilon is Burning after that. 

I haven't decided yet what to play after that.  I just finished ST:R, and have recently played the Antagonist, ASW (both acts), Ridiculous, and Uncharted Territory.

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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I wanted to play new Cardinal Spear, but I cannot manage it to work -___-.

But I really wanted to play something good, so I just dug out first chapter of Flames of War. Someone from campaign restoration should take a look at it, fix few minor bugs in missions, add starfields, refresh textures etc. Trashman did a great job here. 
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
I recently got FSO running again on windows 10.
I started Vanilla FS1 and loved it. Maby about 10 mission in? A few less?
I started FSport 2014 and went crazy with how awesome it looked. So going to continue FS1 on Port.
I just (2 minutes ago) beat Ancient-Shivan War Act 1. Played the first 4 missions without textures, so all ships were like death black. Then reloaded it with 2014 media vp, and it worked well. Really exciting. Liked the campaign. Needs voice acting. Only criticism is command not sending in help sooner on final mission. And the 'debrief' that followed where the Ancients biggest war just started, and the Fleet master steps down. That aside, really cool guys!

FYI, got my cousin into Freespace. Lent him my GOG versions. He just beat FS1 (on medium) and is starting ST. Hes having a heck of a time on ST (difficult). We gonna have a new pilot soon.
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Because I was asked nicely to post in here
I've been pretty extensively playtesting the upcoming JAD 2.22 (to be released 2017/02/22, mark the date on that calender) for maximum polish.

It's pretty great. I say, with no small amount of bias.

Planning on trying Bem Cavalgar some time in the near future.
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
Yeah, I'm planning on playing that one soon too.

I'm still plugging away at BtA at the moment.
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
Does FRED count? :p
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
We should probably have a "What are you FREDding now" topic for that one. :)

Why aren't you playing something though?
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Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
We should probably have a "What are you FREDding now" topic for that one. :)

Why aren't you playing something though?

Technically I'm playtesting my mission, but it's really that I've probably played it all by this point. I'll probably turbo play JAD when it's released, though.
Inferno: It's the I in Inferno / It's the beam spam delight / Risin' up to a shock jump arrivaaaaaal
Between The Ashes: Look just a really cool and neat thing, OK?
The Last Stand: A very episodic capship command mini-campaign
Breakthrough: A pretty standard but not really capship command mission